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Museum of the American Revolution Honors Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest

— by on October 4th, 2016

Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest at a ceremony for the official opening of the Museum of the American Revolution’s outdoor plaza.Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest at a ceremony for the official opening of the Museum of the American Revolution’s outdoor plaza.

“Gerry has been the museum’s most steadfast advocate from the very beginning, and we’re thrilled to be here today to name this beautiful building the Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest Building.” –Michael Quinn, president and CEO

On Sept. 15, Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest joined hundreds of friends and neighbors at a ceremony for the official opening of the Museum of the American Revolution’s outdoor plaza and the unveiling of the plaque Marguerite. The museum officially opens to the public on April 19, 2017.

Gerry, a 1953 graduate of Washington and Lee University and a 1955 graduate of its Law School, has chaired the museum’s board of directors since 2005. As he has often done for his alma mater, he contributed $50 million in matching grants toward the museum’s $150 million campaign.

At the ceremony, Michael Quinn, president and CEO of the museum, said, “This building is a physical testament to the inspiring vision, unwavering support, and tremendous generosity of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest. Gerry has been the museum’s most steadfast advocate from the very beginning, and we’re thrilled to be here today to name this beautiful building the Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest Building.”

You can find more details about the ceremony and the plaza here.